Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Early Intervention Unit - Family Law Division - Port Macquarie - Temporary Part-Time 12 Months
ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and over 20 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights. ABOUT THE ROLE The position is responsible for: â€¢ Providing high quality advice, minor assistance and casework service to disadvantaged communities; â€¢ Conducting an effective legal practice & â€¢ Complying with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.
ABOUT YOU We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed solicitor to conduct an effective and efficient family law practice. This role includes providing high quality family law advice, minor assistance, duty and extended legal services to disadvantaged clients in an outreach and duty setting. The role involves some travel IN regional NSW and work in a variety of locations.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS â€¢ Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW â€¢ Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement â€¢ Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check â€¢ Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa HOW TO APPLY Applications MUST be submitted online through www.iworkfor.nsw.
gov.au to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.
Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter. Applicants are requested to attach: â€¢ current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages) â€¢ cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your experience in providing the following: 1. Services, not limited to legal services, in regional areas , particularly targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and 2.
Holistic family law and care and protection legal services The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role. This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months. OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.
Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs....